cancer

At 17, Roberto Martinez knew exactly what he wanted – to become a lawyer, earn lots of money and own an expensive home and a luxury car. A great job and an impressive salary would be his ticket to the top, Martinez thought. Then he was diagnosed with [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
Carson Lev is the poster boy for early detection of prostate cancer. Although he was a regular at the annual Cruisin’ For A Cure car show, which raises money for research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, he avoided the free, on-site prostate cancer screening tests offered to [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6CAcfwius   Living Life After Cancer (U Magazine) For survivors, cancer and its aftermath forever remain a part of their lives. Brad Zebrack beat Hodgkin's lymphoma 20 years ago but he's never felt that the cancer ever really left him. It took a year after he finished [...]
By uclahealth • December 13, 2007
For Brad Zebrack, a diagnosis of cancer changed the course of his life. The 25-year-old UCLA graduate who wanted to be a middle school teacher returned to school to earn master’s and doctoral degrees and now studies the impact of cancer on families and young adults. Rendered sterile by the harsh [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007
Kevin Williams thought cancer was something that happened to other people. At 35, he thought he was too young to get cancer. He felt great, was active, and lived a healthy lifestyle. Cancer, he thought, couldn’t happen to him. He was wrong. At 35, Williams, a [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007
Three shots did for Carol McSeveney what six surgeries, 32 doses of radiation and six infusions of interferon could not – beat back the stage IV melanoma that threatened to take her life. Today, eight years after her diagnosis with an aggressive form of melanoma, McSeveney is cancer [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007
It was the worst case of breast cancer one veteran UCLA oncologist had ever seen. The aggressive, rapidly-growing cancer engulfed Stephanie Grimes’ left breast and erupted through her skin. What started as a small, mosquito bite-like abrasion within days became an open wound. The diagnosis: breast cancer. [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2007
In 2005, Dalia Margolis was a senior studying psychology at UCLA. She was 21 and her whole life seemed spread out before her, full of endless possibilities. As she was getting ready to go out with friends on Halloween, she noticed that one of her boots seemed tighter [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2007
It was a watershed moment for Bob Ferber. It was 2003 and the Calabasas man was halfway to Palm Springs for a family vacation when he realized he’d forgotten something at home. He had neglected to pack the pills he’d taken every day for the previous 3 [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2007